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CORONAVIRUS: The NOA would like to reassure members and supporters that it has taken serious steps to align itself with government restrictions to help with the control of Coronavirus. We have taken the decision to close all our reserves, including Holme Bird Observatory, to visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are truly sorry to have to shut these sites, but in these challenging times we really have no alternative. It is intended that NOA will continue to have a single staff member present at the Observatory on most days, in order to care for the site, and to attend to administrative issues. We also hope to be able to monitor wildlife at the Observatory and to post sightings on our blog. Should any of you living within the Observatory’s recording area see anything of interest, then we’d love to hear from you by phone or email on 01485 525406 and at info@noa.org.uk. We thank you for your understanding and hope that all our members and visitors stay safe and well, until we can restore normal opportunities for enjoying wildlife once again. We are truly grateful for your continued support.

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 7th February 2020

On the sea today 4 Eiders, a Red-throated Diver, and 5 Great Crested Grebes were counted. At least 3 Stonechats were seen and 2 Rock Pipits were at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton still north of Winterton Holmes this morning +Raven still
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard juv Holkham Freshmarsh at 1.50pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sheringham still on beach below Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk 30+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 11.41am
Norfolk Hooded Crow Wiveton at 10am tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Halvergate Marshes at High's Drainage Mill
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay 500yds east of Holkham Gap at roped-off area (50.Snow Buntings still on beach +4+Velvet Scoters) TF.896.458
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Bowthorpe at 9.55am
Norfolk no sign of Great Northern Diver y'day Blickling Hall on lake in a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Marshes still
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose ad y'day Holkham Freshmarsh still by north end of Lady Anne's Drive with Dark-bellied Brent Geese